Huddersfield hit with FA fines

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Huddersfield and manager Lee Clark have been fined by the Football Association after admitting charges of failing to control their players and misconduct respectively.

Town have been fined £2,500 and Clark £1,000 after accepting the charges following Town's recent home win over Stevenage which saw players and officials from both sides involved in a touchline melee after the final whistle.

Huddersfield chief executive Nigel Clibbens told the club's official website: "The match had goals, an equaliser, a goal line clearance, a late penalty award and then a miss, claims for sendings off, plus what seemed a very long period of added time. Following the final whistle, emotions that had been building were clearly running high all around."

He added: "The scenes did not make pleasant viewing and everyone concerned needs to recognise that, take responsibility for their part, in not only the events at the end, but just as importantly in the run up and then learn from it.

"Huddersfield Town and Lee have done as much; we have chosen to admit the charges, allowing us to move on and remain totally focused on [Saturday's game at] Exeter City."

The Football Association have also charged Stevenage with failing to control their players in the clash. They have until October 17 to respond to the charge.

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